Friday, October 24, 2008


I was looking for a picture to put on my Dance Technica blog from photobucket and came across this one. I thought it was pretty funny, so I wanted to share. :P

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Swell

Here is our trip out the The Wedge over conference weekend. It was so nice to get away, just our little family. We got there after dark on Friday. Our campsite was awesome. We were right near a wash. Very cool.
Saturday morning we ate breakfast and then listened to conference. We couldn't get the radio in the trailer to pick up a station, so we pulled the truck under the awning and opened a few windows so we could hear. It was raining pretty good during the first session. After the first session was over, Garth took the two older girls exploring, while I stayed in the trailer with Camryn and tried to get her to take a nap. The rain was just a light sprinkle by then. Thankfully Camryn took her nap and I was able to read. Garth came back with the girls and they spent some quality time in the mud. They had a blast burying and find this dolphin of Taylor's that amazingly, hasn't disappeared out of the trailer with how much they play with it. Camryn didn't know what to think of the mud, so she stayed out of it. After the second session of conference, we went for a ride to go check out the wedge. We found a great spot to try out an echo. The girls thought that was pretty neat, and it was. It was cool to hear it echo all the way around the canyon. On the way back to the trailer, we found a "tickle your tummy" spot on the road. I think we went back and forth over that place about 4 times. Camryn even thought it was neat. Garth and I got a kick out of watching her face. Our goal was to record her the next day, but it didn't happen. We tried to have a fire that night, but the rain wasn't helping out at all. We ended up doing smores in the microwave, but not before we told a few ghost stories around the camp fire. Garth came up with a good one and gave Taylor a pretty good scare. Rylie, on the other hand, thought is was a "great story". She is such a tuffy.
Sunday morning looked better than Saturday weather wise. We made a yummy breakfast with all the fixins and listen to conference. After the first session, Camryn and I came on the explorer trip the others and gone on the day before. It was tons of fun. We came back with polliwogs. Garth loves to bring back animals he has found when he is out places. We've had so many at my house, but they all end up the same way - DEAD! :) (these only made it til tuesday) But the girls had fun trying to catch them. Rylie was the first to catch her own. I told you, she's a tuffy. They climbed up and down the rocks and just had a great time. It was really nice spending quality time with just my girls and Garth. The day ended with listening to the last session of conference, cleaning up camp, and heading home.
It was a great weekend! I'm glad I kind of threw a fit and had Garth take me camping. I hope he is too.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Have Your Kids Ever?

I was planning on having my next post be about Conference Weekend, but this one is just too classic.  Here is "life" in full swing.
I put the Camryn and Rylie in the tub this afternoon, and while they were playing, I was in the kitchen placing a costume and shoe order.  While I'm on the phone with the lady I hear this, "Mom!  Camryn pooped in the tub!"  She yells this more than once.  So I hurry in, pull them out of the tub, and thankfully, I was just about finished with my order.  As soon as I'm off the phone, I go fishing with a cup to take care of a few things, and put the girls in the shower.  Now the tub is sparkly clean, and so are my girls.  They would have stayed in the shower all afternoon if I would have let them.  
You know, I've never experienced this wonderful thing until my little monster came to our home.  Now I have experienced it twice in just the past few months!  Like I've said before, I love being the mom!
This is a CLEAN tub, just so you know. :)  I wouldn't take pictures of that, gross.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

School Pictures

School pictures are so great don't you think? Some times you love them, some times you hate them. I wish I was there so I could make sure they turn out just perfect, but what can you do. Rylie's are way cute. You've got to love that fakey smile! Taylor's are very nice too, I just wish they could have moved her hair back just a bit from her eye, but they are pretty nice. Such the big girl!
Last weekend we had a great family weekend. It was much needed. Our little family went out to the San Rafeal Swell to the Wedge. I'll do a post about it later. Right now I am trying to get caught up on Dance Technica stuff, house stuff and church stuff. I guess I'm trying to get caught up on life stuff! Clisty, if I took pictures of how my house looks right now, mine would look very similar. :)
THANK YOU, THANK YOU Emity and Tiff for the quick little visit. I needed it so much! I love my sisters and wish I was a little closer. You two are the best!

Two of the cutest girls around! Don't be jealous. :)